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New aquacultare innovation centre from Alltech and Coppens

Alltech and Coppens International opens new aquaculture research centre to further international innovation.

alltechCoppens International, an Alltech company and a leading European aquaculture solutions and nutrition provider, unveils its newly enhanced Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre. The renovated innovation centre will enhance Alltech and Coppens International’s aqua nutritional offerings, an exciting advancement for the aquatic feed market.

The centre which received more than €600,000 in investment will be home to an expanded team of aqua researchers dedicated to quality, innovation and the development of new applications in aqua feed. The new facility will boost Alltech and Coppens International’s aqua research capabilities whilst continuing to provide a practical platform for product development and solutions to meet the challenges of modern aqua producers. This demonstrates the long-term commitment from Alltech and Coppens International to the aquaculture industry.

According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016, reaching 39.9 million metric tons. Coppens International expects this uptick to continue, and this trend underlines the importance of investment in aqua technologies, according to Patrick Charlton, CEO of Coppens International.

“The centre will further develop our already strong aqua research programmes and allow us to significantly increase the amount and type of aqua innovation we embark upon,” said Charlton.

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